NPR Host 'Jokes' Chick-fil-A Logo An 'Intolerance' Equivalent to a Hitler Image
One might think that with the constant barrage of liberally-slanted news and commentary on NPR news shows, NPR game shows would give the liberal bias a rest. That is certainly not true for the top NPR game show “Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me,” a show based on current events. That humor sometimes goes beyond the pale, as it did Saturday.
During the show’s “Lightning Fill in the Blank” segment Saturday, NPR game show host Peter Sagal asked a question about KFC considering a lawsuit against a Thailand restaurant that used an altered version of the Colonel Sanders logo -- one that had an image of Adolf Hitler superimposed over Sanders. After advice columnist Amy Dickinson provided an incorrect answer to Sagal, he said that the restaurant would just use Chick-fil-A’s logo the next time.
Despite a recent ludicrous claim by game show host Peter Sagal that he is a “moderate,” the show features the liberal Sagal, the liberal executive producer Mike Danforth, liberal panelists (besides infrequent PJ O’Rourke appearances), and liberal guests—along with an audience that delights in humor aimed at Republicans and conservatives.
This wasn’t the first time that game show host Sagal went over the line to target an organization or person despised by the left. Back in 2006, he joked that Dick Cheney’s undisclosed location was actually Karl Rove’s rear end. Then in 2010, longing for the days of mocking a President, Sagal took the opportunity of the release of George W. Bush’s memoir to do a fake interview of Bush as a drunken President (since NPR News programs passed on the chance to interview Bush), mocking his decision a quarter-of-a-century earlier to give up alcohol entirely. Last year Sagal mocked Pope Benedict XVI, saying he was a “gay icon,” among other things.
The top people in that NPR game show don’t limit their liberal politicking to just the show, though. In addition to mocking other Republicans and conservatives on Twitter, game show host Sagal spiked the football just moments after it become clear that Barack Obama was going to defeat Mitt Romney on election night (see below). And even though the show’s executive producer Mike Danforth is an NPR employee, he donated to John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004.
Mitt Romney locked in bedroom, wearing fat pants, weeping and eating whole pint of caviar out of a jar. #fairgametillheconcedes— Peter Sagal (@petersagal) November 7, 2012
Transcript excerpt from NPR’s Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me! On July 13:
SAGAL: KFC is considering suing a restaurant in Thailand...
(SOUNDBITE OF GONG)
SAGAL: ...for using its logo and replacing Colonel Sanders with blank.
DICKINSON: Oh, the Buddha.
SAGAL: No. They replaced Colonel Sanders with Hitler.
SAGAL: Yum Brands, which owns KFC, was pretty ticked off when they noticed that the new Hitler restaurant in Bangkok was using the Colonel Sanders logo with Adolph [sic] Hitler's head photshopped [sic] in. Yum brands is planning legal action, but the owners of the Hitler restaurant said they're very sorry for insulting a chicken restaurant by associating it with a symbol of intolerance. And next time, they'll just go with Chik-Fil-A [sic].